Yearly Archives: 2015

Don’t Let Your Loved One Fall Victim to Phone Scams

It’s ten o’clock at night. The phone rings. An 81-year-old woman who lives alone—maybe she’s your mother, maybe your neighbor down the street—is startled from her sleep and lifts the receiver. “Grandma, it’s me,” a tearful girl’s voice says. “I’ve … Continue reading

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’Tis the Season . . . to Help Your Loved One Get Rid of Junk Mail

Catalogues, holiday sales coupons, advertisements, appeal letters from every non-profit under the sun—this time of year, our mail is swamped with unsolicited enticements to spend money and hundreds of requests for donations before December 31. For most, sorting the mail is … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Doctor’s Visits for You and Your Loved One

As health issues get more complicated, doctor’s visits can take up a significant part of your day—whether you’re managing your own medical care or supporting your loved one. Travel time, waiting room delays, follow-up lab tests and X-rays, not to … Continue reading

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What to Look for When Choosing a Nursing Home for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

Placing your loved one in a nursing home is inevitably a tough decision that rouses many emotions about family obligations, concerns about finances and worries about doing the “right thing.” Ultimately, however, the decision comes down to this: Where will … Continue reading

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Together, Let’s End Alzheimer’s Disease

It’s that time of year again when I come to you to talk about Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders and how we can fight them together. The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual fundraising event, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease, will be … Continue reading

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